There was a scary moment on the set of Anne Hathaway’s new movie, after there was a stabbing that sent one person to hospital. Hathaway’s movie, The Witches, is highly anticipated, but after a crew member was stabbed, it’s unclear if the film will be put on hold.
It was first reported that there was a stabbing on set earlier in the day, and a spokesperson for Warner Bros. confirmed the news.
“I can confirm that there was an isolated workplace incident at the Warner Bros. studio production facility and the police are now handling the matter,” a spokesperson for Warner Bros. told the newspaper in a statement.
Though the victim of the stabbing was not revealed, police do have a suspect in custody, a spokesperson for the Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed.
“Police were called at around 12:35 pm today (Wednesday, June 19) to reports of an incident at Warner Bros studio production facility in Leavesden,” the spokesperson said. “One man sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A second man, who is 54, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody.”
There hasn’t been much information on the new remake, but Hathaway has cautioned people that if they’re looking for an exact remake of the classic ’90s film, they might not be happy.
“I think the stories will be the only thing that is familiar,” Hathaway said. “I think everything else is totally from the mind of Robert Zemeckis and I’m really excited.”
“We’re going to set it in the Gothic South in the 1960s,” Robert Zemeckis, who is writing and directing The Witches remake said. “It’s an exciting way to put a sociological spin on this kind of witch story.”
Anjelica Huston, who played the role of Grand High Witch in the ’90s version of the film, was originally hesitant about the remake.
“I don’t really know why [they’re remaking it] because I think Nick Roeg made the ultimate Witches,” Huston told EW. “I’m a huge fan of the original Witches, Nick Reog’s movie, and it was his particular brand of irony and wit that made it what it is. So I hope they find a very fine director because that’s what they had for the first. Frankly, best of luck to them. I hope it works. I just can’t imagine anyone trying to remake that particular [film]. Maybe it’s a good idea for this generation.”
Huston’s tune changed a few months later, and spoke highly of Hathaway, who will be playing the role Huston did.
“Yeah, I am excited to see what she does with [the role]. It was an iconic film and people want to see more of the same,” Huston said before giving Hathaway some advice. “Just try to stay out of the rubber casings. My makeup took so long to do the Grand High Witch. I’m sure they have better ways to do it these days.”
There seems to be a lot of drama surrounding this film, and I’ll be curious to see if the movie can get passed all that and be a hit.